Upgraded to the iOS 6 final version and don’t like the experience you are getting? No problem, you can downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 and this guide will tell you how it’s done.

Downgrade iOS 6 to 5.1.1

All you require is the saved SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1 and the latest version of RedSn0w. The SHSH stitching feature to combine the appropriate IPSW file for 5.1.1 will be used. Follow the tutorial.

Downgrade iPhone 4 iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1

    • Download RedSn0w 0.9.14b2.
    • Download the IOS 5.1.1 IPSW from our download section.
    • You will then need to locate the saved iOS 5.1.1 SHSH blobs. Either you should have it on your computer or on Cydia. If it’s on your computer, simply place it in the same folder as the 5.1.1 IPSW file. If it’s on Cydia then just go ahead with the instructions.
    • Place your device in the DFU mode.
    • Open RedSn0w, click on extras, then SHSH blobs and then stitch.
How to Downgrade iOS 6 to 5.1.1
Downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 with Redsn0w
    • Click IPSW and select the iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for your device.
Downgrade iOS 6 to 5.1.1 using redsn0w
iOS 6.0 to iOS 5.1.1 Downgrade
    • If you have your blobs on Cydia, click Cydia in the blobs section, otherwise click on local and select the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1 for the device.
    • RedSn0w will now stitch them to create a firmware file for iOS 5.1.1. This firmware file can then be used to downgrade even if Apple is has stopped singing iOS 5.1.1.
Redsn0w IOS 5.1.1 SHSH Blobs Downgrade
Redsn0w Stitch SHSH blobs to Downgrade iOS 6.0.1 to 5.1.1
    • Go back two pages in RedSn0w and click on Pwned DFU; this will place your device in Pwned DFU so that iTunes can restore using the stitched firmware. Skipping this will give you the 1600 error in iTunes.
Redsn0w iOS 6 Dfu mode 5.1.1
Pwned DFU Redsn0w iOS 6 to 5.1.1
    • Open iTunes. Your device should be detected in recovery mode. Hold option and click restore. After that select your stitched firmware file. The filename should have a prefix of 13 numbers which is basically your device’s ECID.
    • Let iTunes completely restore your device, and if you get an ‘error – 1’, don’t worry that’s normal.
iTunes error -1 downgrade
iOS 6 downgrade to iOS 5.1.1 iTunes erroer -1
  • Now open RedSn0w go to extras and click on recovery fix.
  • Place your device into DFU mode again and the recovery fix should run.
  • Once the recovery fix is done the device will be restored to iOS 5.1.1.

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Follow these steps just the way as they are told, and don’t go about trying this if you don’t have all the prerequisites. Once again you need the following; an A4 device, saved SHSH blobs, Redsn0W and the IPSW 5.1.1 firmware file for your device. Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below.

  • Baran

    you are super my freind and alot thx info its help me alot

  • Adith Ucil

    it works!!! as long u have shsh……

  • Tim Johnson

    whatis shsh and will this unlock the phone also

  • Jv

    This works people try it.

  • Jack

    can you tell please, how to use it in windows 7 ?

  • videur

    i lost my 5.1.1 shsh blobs please help. can i find it in the internet to download it ? thank you

  • arks1980

    Thanks a lot. It’s work perfactly

  • 111

    does not work,
    all the time the recovery mode.
    dfu don’t go

  • vibes

    I did all the steps as you said but in itunes it stuck on “verifying iphone restore with apple” after extracting the software and no restore happened please help.

  • suck

    it workeddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thankksss have been trying to fix for a week now !

  • haider

    i did all this but my BB is still 4.12.02?? i have shsh bloobs of 5.1.1 wot to do?? any idea?? help plzz!!

  • peinzilla

    I am confused by the second step, I could not find or create SHSH blobs,
    I’d try it out by using the Tiny Umbrella,but I’m still trouble

  • Clark

    Can I use this guide to downgrade iPhone 4S iOS 6 to 5.1.1 to get my device jailbrokent untethered on iOS 5.1.1? Please help me!

  • Chitrang Agarwal

    i am getting a 3194 error please help me :'(

  • Jose

    Hi I just restore and upgrade
    To 6.0.1 to get factory unlock and I want to downgrade
    To 5.1.1 to rejailbreak untethered and I want to know
    If I will lose my factory unlock if I do downgrade to
    5.1.1 if anyone know about this ill apreciate all your help thank you

  • MK

    Is there a way to get your SHSH blobs if you were already jailbroken on ios5.1.1and upgraded to ios6.0.1, because I jailbroke my ipad2 model MC960LL from a another computer and I don’t think I saved my SHSH blobs but I have tried several times to retrieve them and cannot.

  • UnlockBoot

    No. This guide is for Pre-A5 devices.

  • UnlockBoot

    Yes. baseband can’t be downgraded.

  • UnlockBoot

    Open cydia adn install iSHSHit -> Save tickets.

  • UnlockBoot

    The same downgrading guide works on Windows.

  • LamDuongTung

    Please, any help? i can’t restore my ipod touch 4G. “Error 37 occoured”.

  • Marcelo Yonezawa

    Perfect !!!! thank u

  • amrit

    my phone is not getting out of recovery mode when recovery fix has to be done….help me here plz….

  • UnlockBoot

    Check your host file.

  • UnlockBoot

    No. Just on Pre-A5 devices.

  • Joop

    Everyone said it couldn’t be done without SHSH blobs. Ware ever you
    asked, in what ever forum you looked. It was not possible. But some how I
    did do it. I downgraded from iOS6.1.1 back to iOS5.1.1 without SHSH’s.

    In a playful mood I upgraded from my jail broken (absinthe-win-2.0.4)
    iOS 5.1.1 bb 05.16.06 to) iOS 6.0 and then to iOS 6.1 (10B141) bb
    05.16.08 via iTunes (v 10.7). The last was jail broken with
    evasi0n-win-1.3.

    All went well but I couldn’t get anything installed with iFunbox.
    Started reading in the forums and wanted to downgrade my baseband to
    05.13.04 and go back to iOS 5.1.1. Going back to iOS4.1 and getting to
    bb 05.13.04 is well explained but it took me about 6 days and at least
    15 installs to get there. When I was on 05.13.04 I used sn0wbreeze 2.9.9
    and downloaded iOS’s 4.1, 5.0.1, 5.1.1, 6.0 and 6.1.

    Then sn0wbreezered them all preserving my baseband. I must have
    installed between them about 10 times but every time iTune gave an error
    1604 with iOS5.1.1. Suddenly the install was accepted and now I’m back
    on iOS5.1.1 with bb 05.13.04. Lucky me. Can install all app’s again with
    iFunBox. Tom-Tom 113 works so GPS is good.

    Thanks to the makers of absinthe, evasi0n-win-1.3 and sn0wbreeze 2.9.9. (iPhone 3gs)

  • UnlockBoot

    SHSH Blobs can be used to downgrade to your device to another iOS firmware. This iOS downgrading method doesn’t include unlocking or baseband downgrading.

  • Kamikadze

    u should just click “cydia” and a new software will be created to u.

  • MsT

    I have a iOS 6.1.2 on iPhone 4 …I wan to downgrade to 5.1.1 it is possible? I can’t find that SHSH blobs you specified…I have the IPSW 5.1.1 only…I bough this phone from a guy with 6.1.2

  • MsT

    Me too…after the step with PWNed DFU , it all went wrong…I mean, you said “Hold Option (Alt) and then click Restore” ..I did it and it says It will erase my existing media files and everything, I click Ok…there are some terms of agreement , i agree, and start to download some updates… 😐 what to do? I have iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.2…Everything till that stept went perfect.

  • MsT

    For ALL ! This tutorial works ONLY on devices with baseband 4.10.x or LOWER ! so check your baseband !

  • Phoebus Febus

    hello, I have an Iphone 4s running on ios 6.1.2. and will re-install this version, itunes not let me do this with his famous error 3194! or downgrade to ios 5.1.1. have you some idea how to realize one of this?! please step by step… thanks in advance from me, to you, for your hardwork for all us!

  • Phoebus Febus

    what possible on 4s?!

  • jeramie

    i have iphone 3gs, i was upgraded accidentally to 6.1 . then when i turn off my cp is not working, its 6.1 downgrade is available, where can i downlod that 6.1 apps thanks

  • jeramie

    thats my problem to jose, is 6.1 downgrade available?

  • Nguyễn Phước Lộc

    Great tutorial. I followed step by step while watching the video and got successfully restored from 6.1.3 to 5.1.1 on my iP4 world. I’m using windows 7 and latest itunes version 11.0.3.42. Thanks you very much!